Last year we accidentally stumbled upon Mystic Eats, we happened to be heading to Mystic, Connecticut for the afternoon when we found out that the food and music festival was happening. One year later we are excited to be a media partner with Mystic Eats and happy to announce that in the lead up to the event we will be running some ticket giveaways so stay tuned for plenty more to come!
“We’re really excited for Mystic Eats; each year gets better and better. We have so many fun, family activities – karaoke, Cornhole Tournament – plus great food! It is a great opportunity for our locals to come back downtown after the summer season,” said Amy Munoz, past Mystic Eats chairperson.
It might feel like summer is over after Labor Day but visiting Mystic Eats will make you forget that the unofficial end of summer has come and gone. From Friday, September 6th to Sunday, September 8th visit downtown Mystic and enjoy a leisurely stroll down Cottrell Street while sampling food from over 20 of Mystic’s premier eateries. There is fun for all ages and fantastic views of the Mystic River and Mystic Drawbridge.
“Our attendance fluctuates from year to year but it has definitely risen in the last two-years,” says Courtney Moore a member of the Mystic Eats team. “This year we will have new music that is good for wider audience and we are also going to be more kid and family friendly.”
Mystic Eats begins on Friday at 5 p.m. and offers in addition to a wide-range of food selections; beer and wine in the Seaport Marine shed, live music and family entertainment (kids karaoke!).
In it’s sixth year, Mystic Eats will offer foods ranging from seafood to pizza to ice cream and a little bit of everything in between. Each ticket costs $1 and the prices for the foods will range from three tickets to 12 depending on the type of food. Along with the delicious food, visitors can enjoy live music throughout each day, sign up to compete in Sunday’s cornhole tournament or just sit by the river and watch the scenes of Mystic pass by.
| Music Line Up|
Friday, September 6th
Desiree: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Jamie’s Junk Show: 7:30 – 9:45 p.m.
Saturday, September 7th
The CarLeans: 1 – 3 p.m.
Wooly Mammoth: 3:15 – 5 p.m.
The Troublemakers: 5:15 – 7 p.m.
Green Tea: 7:15 – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 8th
Sugar: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Cornhole Tournament: Sunday 1 – 3 p.m. – Sign Up
April’s Ballon Creations: Saturday 1 – 3 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 4 p.m.
Side Stage Line-Up
Friday 9/6 – Kris Ryan: 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9/7 – Scott Parry: 12 – 2 p.m.
Saturday 9/7 – Casey Flax: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
From Mystic Eats Press Release: A percentage of the proceeds of Mystic Eats go to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Coogan Farm Giving Garden. The Giving Garden was launched in 2014 when the Nature Center took ownership of the last 45 acres of the Coogan Farm, one of the oldest farms in eastern Connecticut. The garden was started with funding from the Robert G. Youngs Family Foundation, and the Nature Center signed a four-year agreement with the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut to donate the produce to help feed the food insecure throughout New London County. Since the Giving Garden’s inception in 2014, the Nature Center has donated over 45,000 lbs. of bionutrient rich produce, which translates to 93,172 meals to the community through the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank.